CIA Has Twitterati Hooked with Island Game, Can You Guess the Place?
Who doesn't enjoy exercising their wits every once in a while, even if it's just for kicks? So, when the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) started a guessing game on Twitter, netizens couldn't help but get hooked.
In an opinion poll, America's premier spy organisation put up the photo of an island on its Twitter handle on Wednesday and asked people to identify it. "What island country is this? Hint: It is one of the first to celebrate New Year's Day each year, and it is four times the size of Washington, DC. (sic)," read the tweet accompanying the photograph.
People were given three options to choose from: Iceland, Kiribati, and Samoa.
As soon as tweet was posted, netizens were abuzz with reactions and answers. Though the poll gave them three options, some of the users tweeted New Zealand, Guatemala, Columbia and Florida as probable places.
New Zealand— Sonny (@browninfosecguy) January 12, 2021
COLUMBIA— Andrew Garner (@AndrewG29387438) January 12, 2021
This is florida— CheetosShallRiseUp (@up_cheetos) January 12, 2021
Some of the other reactions were hilarious. While one user asked if there were any “one way direct flights from Alamo” to the island, another user tweeted: “Wherever it is, please do not stage a coup there (sic)”.
Looks nice. Any one way direct flights from Alamo to there?— JenProf (@JenProf) January 12, 2021
Wherever it is, please do not stage a coup there— Barry (@BarryLathrop) January 12, 2021
One of the users even wanted to know if the island had data centres or high-speed internet.
Does it have data centers? High speed internet? Privacy laws? Hot springs?— Nathan Brown (@nthnbrwntwtr) January 12, 2021
In one of the wittiest tweets, a user likened the photo to a “manta ray that’s swum through four different oceans to find it's forever home (sic)."
It looks like a manta ray that’s swum through four different oceans to find it’s forever home.— VB Leghorn (@vbleghorn) January 13, 2021
Keeping up with the festive mood in India — the country celebrated Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal — one of the users even posted a greeting while replying to the CIA.
The post has received 623 likes and 168 retweets, including 43 quote retweets. On Twitter, CIA is known to share brain teasers or quizzes often.